Mumbai – The Easter is coming on April 16. A message stating that Christian schools were denied permission to hold Easter Prayers on open spaces was going viral on social media. Taking this into consideration, the Mumbai Police have clarified that no such permission was rejected.
Meanwhile, city BJP president Ashish Shelar has written a letter to the chief minister demanding him to allow Easter Prayers as per the tradition. Addressing the police, the chief minister had remarked on this letter to take proper action in this regard. When Mumbai Live asked about this, Mumbai Police spokesperson Ashok Dudhe said that no such permission was rejected.
The Bombay High Court, in August 2016, had banned the use of loudspeakers in silent zones. The State government had issued a notification under which police were asked not to give permission to the use of loudspeakers in silent zones. The viral message on social media probably had this interpretation of this notification.